Sunday, December 17

How to Make Indoor Plant Soil

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What will you need in order to Make Indoor Plant Soil:

Washed sand

Topsoil

Peat moss

Charcoal

Perlite

Bucket

Roasting pan

Small potato

Aluminum foil

Meat thermometer

That’s it with the materials.. Here are the instructions:

Step 1: Mix together two quarts of clean sand, topsoil and peat moss in a bucket. Mix in 1/2 cup charcoal and 1/2 cup perlite.

Step 2:Stir in just enough water to make the indoor plant soil damp. Place the soil into an old, large roasting pan. Level it out so the soil is not more than four inches deep. If it is, divide it into two pans.

Step 3: Preheat your oven to 180 F. Stick a potato down deep into the center of the pan. It should be completely covered with soil. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.

Step 4:Make a small hole toward the center of the foil, but away from the potato. Place a meat thermometer through the hole and into the soil.

Step 5:Place the roasting pan of soil into the oven. When the meat thermometer reaches 180 F, set the oven timer for 30 minutes.

Step 6:Remove the pan and check the potato. If it’s cooked done, that means the heat of the oven passed through the soil successfully. Your indoor plant soil is now sterilized. Allow it to cool before you use it. \

That’s it.

And here are some tips

Keep the unused soil sealed in clean plastic bags.

Soil doesn’t smell very good when it’s being sterilized in the oven.

It is better to do this process outside  

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